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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Sex Offender Registration For Ex-Westchester Teacher To Be Done In Writing

    Sex Offender Registration For Ex-Westchester Teacher To Be Done In Writing

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The hearing to determine former Chappaqua Central School District drama teacher Christopher Schraufnagel sex offender level will reportedly take place behind closed doors. Schraufnagel served as a drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School from 2003 until his resignation in 2015. He was accused of having sexual contact with three high school students over a ...

  2. Scarsdale Enters Smart Parking Meter Pilot Program

    Scarsdale Enters Smart Parking Meter Pilot Program

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Parking in Scarsdale is set to get a little smarter, and easier, through a new smart parking meter pilot program that has been proposed by village officials.During the fall, a variety of different new smart parking meters will be installed at the Scarsdale Village Center, allowing residents and visitors the opportunity to test four different options as part of the ...

  3. Yonkers Man Sentenced For Revenge Murder Of 16-Year-Old After Fistfight

    Yonkers Man Sentenced For Revenge Murder Of 16-Year-Old After Fistfight

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A gangster from Westchester will serve decades in prison for his role in the murder of a teenage boy.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Juan “KJ” Martinez has of Yonkers been sentenced in United States district court to a term of 30 years in prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy ...

  4. Port Chester Man Remanded To State Prison Following Child Porn Conviction

    Port Chester Man Remanded To State Prison Following Child Porn Conviction

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 46-year-old Westchester man has been sentenced to prison time after being found guilty of possessing dozens of digital files depicting child pornography.Westchester District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that Port Chester resident Johnny Manjarrez has been sentenced to a term of between two and six years in state prison after being ...

  5. 'Ghost Boat' From Westchester Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    'Ghost Boat' From Westchester Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    An abandoned "ghost boat" from Westchester has washed ashore in Florida, surprising residents with its sudden appearance.According to a WOFL-TV Fox 35 Orlando report, the boat out of New Rochelle made landfall on a beach in Melbourne Beach on Tuesday as locals quickly whipped out their cell phones to take photos of the mysterious sailboat."New Rochelle, N.Y." appears ...

  6. Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle Garage

    Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle Garage

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The Church-Division garage in New Rochelle has been temporarily closed down to the public after a section of the ceiling collapsed, sending small pieces of concrete cascading onto a handful of vehicles.New Rochelle City Manager Chuck Strome announced on Wednesday afternoon that the garage would be temporarily closed down after a section of the first-floor ceiling of ...

  7. Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Reports Move Into White Plains

    Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Reports Move Into White Plains

    A registered sex offender convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl has reported a move from Putnam to Westchester. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Monday regarding the residency of 32-year-old Donnell O'Neil, who has moved from Carmel to an apartment on Manhattan Avenue in White Plains.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned ...

  8. Partial Collapse At New Rochelle Parking Garage Leaves Debris On Vehicles

    Partial Collapse At New Rochelle Parking Garage Leaves Debris On Vehicles

    Click here for an updated story: Partial Ceiling Collapse Forces Closure Of Busy New Rochelle GarageWESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A section of the parking garage on Church Street in New Rochelle partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, leaving debris on several parked cars.Fire crews were dispatched to the garage near the intersection of Clinton Place, where there was a report of a ...

  9. Westchester Man Accused Of Beating Girlfriend's Baby To Death Enters Plea

    Westchester Man Accused Of Beating Girlfriend's Baby To Death Enters Plea

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Westchester man who allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in White Plains County Court.Derren Morris, 23, of Mount Vernon made an appearance in court on Wednesday, where he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault after proceedings shifted from Mount Vernon City ...

  10. Convicted Felon Indicted For Attempted Murder On I-95 In Westchester

    Convicted Felon Indicted For Attempted Murder On I-95 In Westchester

    A 56-year-old felon is due to be arraigned on multiple charges, including attempted murder, on Wednesday for his role in a shooting on I-95 in Harrison over the summer.Bronx resident Jamil Fields is scheduled to be arraigned in Westchester County Court on Wednesday after being indicted on felony charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and multiple counts of criminal possession ...

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